Black Hawk Healthy Benefits Joints & Muscles has been developed to support joint and muscle health in adult dogs. This tasty kibble contains natural sources of glucosamine and chondroitin for cartilage support, essential minerals like calcium and phosphorus for healthy joints and bones, and L-carnitine for fuelling strong, healthy muscles. This nutrient-dense formula is ideal for dogs who are highly active and frequently exercising and larger-breed dogs who are carrying greater body weights. We can also confidently recommend it for older dogs, where joint ‘wear and tear’ can become a problem. Specially formulated with ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin green-lipped mussel and fish oil to provide optimal support for your dog’s joints and cartilage. Glucosamine is a type of amino sugar that is found in the shells of shellfish, as well as in animal bones and bone marrow. Glucosamine is believed to work by providing building blocks for the growth and maintenance of joint tissue, including cartilage and synovial fluid leading to healthier joints. Chondroitin, derived from marine sources, is a naturally occurring compound and an essential component of cartilage which provides structural support to cartilage and helps to maintain cartilage elasticity. Another key ingredient in joint support is green-lipped mussels, which is a type of shellfish from New Zealand. It contains many beneficial nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, glucosamine, chondroitin, and antioxidants that can help support cartilage and joint health, improve mobility, and support overall health. Ingredients like glucosamine, chondroitin & green-lipped mussel are commonly grouped together for their synergistic effect. This means that their paired health benefit outweighs what is seen when used as a single additive. While these ingredients are not a cure for joint problems, it is often used in conjunction with other treatments, such as exercise and weight management, to help support joint health and mobility in dogs. Fish oil contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which are omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in marine sources. Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of essential fatty acid that cannot be produced by the body and must be obtained through diet. Omega 3 fatty acids have a number of potential health benefits for dogs, including cartilage and joint support, improved skin and coat health, and support for your dog’s eyes and brain function. Healthy Benefits Joints & Muscles is also packed with all the essential amino acids, fats, and L-carnitine a dog needs for strong, healthy muscles. L-carnitine is an amino acid that helps turn fats into fuel for the cells, providing your dog with the energy they need to exercise and play. Our fresh Australian chicken is carefully preserved and minimally processed to retain nutrients and maintain freshness. It’s also highly palatable. Along with chicken meal and hydrolysate, it is rich in the amino acids which help build and maintain your dog’s muscle mass.